I love my Hot Chocolate which doesn’t come flavored. And while I also like some of the flavored hot chocolates out there, some of them taste funny, and others are either too expensive, or I only like a glass or two and then they just sit there.
So what to do when you want something flavored? I tried adding some of my essential oils to the mix, but adding even just one drop (you want to add the oil after you’ve boiled the water and added the chocolate) is too much flavor.
The solution? Use a toothpick! Just dip a toothpick in your favorite essential oil (I did Citrus Blend today) and then stir your hot chocolate with your toothpick. You get nice and warm and all the added benefits of having essential oils.
Oils to try: Citrus Blends, Lemon and Lime, Peppermint. 🙂
What’s your favorite way to flavor, or your favorite flavor to add to your hot chocolate? Let me know in the comments below!
Use Therapeutic Grade Oils!
You’ll want to use therapeutic grade oils because they are the highest grade essential oil on the market so you don’t have to worry about any negative side-effects that lower and synthetic grades can sometimes cause. Be sure to choose a good brand too that thoroughly tests every batch of oils to make sure that no pesticides or harmful chemicals are present and that all the many (sometimes up to 20) constituents (these are the parts of the essential oils that give them their scientifically proven healing properties) are not only present, but are present in the right amounts. Keep in mind that these are healing compounds and you want to use the best! I’ve used several brands. Don’t go cheap when it comes to essential oils. You won’t get all the health benefits, and possibly negative ones, from cheap brands. I know personally because I’ve used cheap brands. They just don’t compare.
I know therapeutic grade oils seem expensive, but remember that these are also highly concentrated compounds. You’ll usually use just a couple drops of oil at a time. A drop is a serving! And if you calculate the price per serving is pennies. The peppermint I buy, for instance, is 11 cents or less per drop. Lemon is 4 cents. It’s a deal! Disclaimer